Choreographer Silvana Cardell’s 2014 Center-funded performance work Supper, People on the Move travels to the experimental theater La MaMA in New York City, as part of the 2016 La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival.
A native of Argentina, and now a US citizen, Cardell’s large-scale work is inspired and informed by the immigration process. Each performance of Supper concludes with a shared meal between dancers and audience members, during which all parties are encouraged to participate in guided conversations around immigration and its impact on human lives.
Poet, critic, and teacher Claudia La Rocco addresses the question “Should we dance in museums?” She argues that dance must be “contextualized in a larger curatorial framework.”
Inis Nua Theatre produces provocative contemporary plays from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales.
An artist talk with Michael Rakowitz, who will discuss his participatory performance and radio project, A Desert Home Companion.
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance launched this community outreach program in order to empower its member organizations to build relationships with local communities.
Ezra Shales is an art historian, curator, and artist whose research, publications, and exhibitions explore the intersections of design, craft, and art in modern and contemporary culture.
Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.
New Paradise Laboratories continues its Center-funded investigation into improvisational structures, audience interactivity, and games of chance through the ongoing project An Investigation of Contingency and the Uses of Data Streams.
Aviva Kapust is the executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts.
The Academy of Vocal Arts produced French composer Jules Massenet’s opera in recognition of the centennial of his death.
Elephant Room creators Dennis Diamond, Louie Magic, and Daryl Hannah were profiled in the Washington Post after the Center-supported project traveled to Washington, D.C.
Over her 40-year career in performance, Merián Soto (Pew Fellow, 2015) has focused on investigating the living body and its relationship to consciousness. Her conceptual and process-based pieces work towards, in the artist’s words, “a dance of the future, a dance of healing, transformation, and transcendence.”
Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists.